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Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Wallenda family, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance. When Nik was four years old, he watched a video from 1978 of his great grandfather, Karl Wallenda, walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico, st Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Wallenda family, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance. When Nik was four years old, he watched a video from 1978 of his great grandfather, Karl Wallenda, walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his death because of improper rigging. When Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting"-the words resonated deep within his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda. Balance is the theme of Nik's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. It resonates from him when performing and when no one is looking. When walking across Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the entire time, and to keep his lust for glory and fame in check, Nik returned to the site of his performance the next day and spent three hours cleaning up trash left by the crowd. Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who wants to not only thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps him from falling.


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Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Wallenda family, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance. When Nik was four years old, he watched a video from 1978 of his great grandfather, Karl Wallenda, walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico, st Nik Wallenda, "King of the High Wire," doesn't know fear. As a seventh generation of the legendary Wallenda family, he grew up performing, entertaining, and pushing the boundaries of gravity and balance. When Nik was four years old, he watched a video from 1978 of his great grandfather, Karl Wallenda, walking between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico, stumbling, and falling to his death because of improper rigging. When Nik heard his father quote his great-grandfather-"Life is on the wire, everything else is just waiting"-the words resonated deep within his soul and he vowed to be a hero like Karl Wallenda. Balance is the theme of Nik's life: between his work and family, his faith in God and artistry, his body and soul. It resonates from him when performing and when no one is looking. When walking across Niagara Falls, he prayed aloud the entire time, and to keep his lust for glory and fame in check, Nik returned to the site of his performance the next day and spent three hours cleaning up trash left by the crowd. Nik Wallenda is an entertainer who wants to not only thrill hearts, but to change hearts for Christ. Christ is the balance pole that keeps him from falling.

30 review for Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line

  1. 5 out of 5

    Carol

    Since I was a little girl I have always been fascinated with The Wallenda Family. That fascination never found me actually wanting to walk a wire but watching this family perform always gave me a thrill and a chill. Before we get very far into my quick review of Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line, if faith based stories are not to your taste then this book is not for you. Nik Wallenda, great-grandson of the late, quite famous, Karl Wallenda, has written a fine memoir of his Since I was a little girl I have always been fascinated with The Wallenda Family. That fascination never found me actually wanting to walk a wire but watching this family perform always gave me a thrill and a chill. Before we get very far into my quick review of Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line, if faith based stories are not to your taste then this book is not for you. Nik Wallenda, great-grandson of the late, quite famous, Karl Wallenda, has written a fine memoir of his motivation to make his name as a seventh generation member of this legendary family. Faith is very much a part of he and his wife, Erendira’s daily life. It makes sense that balance is key to a high-wire act and also seems to be key in how Nik lives. Balance in all things, family, work and faith. One catalyst that spurs him on in his career choice is a recurring dream, a predestination to Walk Over the falls. ”This gutsy kid--happy, hyper, fun loving--had no idea of the monumental saga that was, in fact, his legacy. Looking to stay on the wire, trying to find balance, he was blissfully unaware of how the history of the man in his dreams would shape his own life.” My following of the Wallenda’s began with Karl. You really can’t tell Nik’s story without knowing a bit about Karl. I was amazed at how Karl Wallenda brought new challenges and death defying feats to his art, performing on the high wire without a net. I was in awe of the seven -person chair pyramid. It was a spectacular act. I was deeply saddened when Karl Wallenda fell to his death in 1978 as he walked between the towers of the Condado Plaza Hotel in Puerto Rico. This was the man that Nik wanted to emulate. As he attempted to perfect his own craft and to take it further than his great-grandfather had, he was accused of trying to best him, to be better. Nik denies this and says his determination to perform a double Wheel of Steel, an eight-man pyramid or to get into the Guinness Book of World Records with his record -longest bicycle ride, 250-foot-long at 135 feet above the ground in New Jersey, only honor his great-grandfather. Nik holds nine Guinness records. It also seems fitting that Nik would want to do the walk that cost Karl his life. Nik’s rationale to do this comes from his wondering if Karl had any premonition of his death. His mother thought not but ”it’s also true that his own death got more news coverage than probably anything he did in his life. I hate. That. I hate for that to be the last image of him. How many times have you heard someone say they watched it on YouTube?” With his mother, Delilah they successfully make this walk between the towers of Condado. A spectacular tribute. This seemed the perfect time to read this accounting as we see the end of the circus as we know it. The Wallenda’sWallenda were at times circus performers but often brought their art to other venues. I can’t help but wonder if this will also be the demise of the aerialists. I hope not. Nik gives us a look at what it takes to be the best; hard work, grueling hours of practice, determination, precision, and yes, balance. If you don’t know what becomes Nik’s most famous performance, the one of dreams, read Balance to find out.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tyler S.

    I was sick today I had nothing else to do. I decided to finish this book. This was only the second autobiography that I have ever read. I absolutely loved the book. The story of how his great grandfather influenced Nik was amazing. Also how Nik brought his parent financial deficit for zero to hero was absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe that he worked like 16 hours a day just to make ends meet.I don't understand why how much the media wanted to reject him was insane but he kept moving forward I was sick today I had nothing else to do. I decided to finish this book. This was only the second autobiography that I have ever read. I absolutely loved the book. The story of how his great grandfather influenced Nik was amazing. Also how Nik brought his parent financial deficit for zero to hero was absolutely amazing. I couldn't believe that he worked like 16 hours a day just to make ends meet.I don't understand why how much the media wanted to reject him was insane but he kept moving forward. He was determined and I like that. Religion really influenced Nik also. Overall this book was really good and I would recommend for someone else to read. P.S. I will allow people to read this lol

  3. 5 out of 5

    Edward

    I enjoyed reading this book.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Stiles

    Living in Sarasota my husband and I jump at the chance to watch any circus performers. I've done book signings where we met other members of the Wallenda family, had members perform in our Christmas pageant, or come to a school I taught at to perform and speak to our students at the conclusion of our circus unit. The week before Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon I had the privilege of finally meeting Nik and his wife as he practiced at Benderson Park. I've heard people talk about how h Living in Sarasota my husband and I jump at the chance to watch any circus performers. I've done book signings where we met other members of the Wallenda family, had members perform in our Christmas pageant, or come to a school I taught at to perform and speak to our students at the conclusion of our circus unit. The week before Nik Wallenda walked across the Grand Canyon I had the privilege of finally meeting Nik and his wife as he practiced at Benderson Park. I've heard people talk about how he was too important to perform for the lowly people or talk with them. Well I am here to tell you that he and his wife are some of the most down to earth people I've met. As I stood in line to have a picture taken with him I observed an act of kindness that was in no way put on for cameras. The cameras didn't see it. There was an elderly lady in a wheelchair off to the side. She'd been waiting patiently while her family stood in line to meet Nik. While members of his team were talking with the next person in line Nik walked down and stooped down next to her, took her hand and talked with her. He autographed something for her. He didn't make a big production of it or anything. There were enough people around her that few saw this. He then silently made his way back up on stage. There will be many who read his book and declare him a show off. I sure hope so. He wouldn't make it very far if he were not. His book was a look back at his family's roots, and his path to where he is today. I learned so much about his family history. It was not always pleasant or easy. There were always financial worries. Nik's work ethic was shaped by these experiences. I definitely identified with a lot of that. I have had a job since I was 13. Nothing was beneath me. I did what I had to do for my family. I like Nik have a control problem. Nik saw the effect of feeling like he had to be in control of everything including everything his family did. It almost cost him his marriage. With Nik's strong Christian background he had to learn to rely on God for that balance. He can't be in control of everything. He had to learn to let go and let God take over. If you watched him on the walk across the Grand Canyon then you heard him talking to God. This was not for show. This is how Nik finds his balance as he walks. He has the skills and talents that God gave him, but internally he has to rely on God for that balance. I believe God gives me books to read when I need them. This last school year I felt like I had little control over things in my life. I took on too much, had people wanting to know if I'd gotten their book read and reviewed, others who wanted to know if I'd finished the book I was working on. School let out and I still felt things were not right. After reading Nik's book I realized that I needed to look at my life and re-do and re-arrange things in my life. I also needed to get my spiritual life back in balance. There is so much you can learn from Nik's book. You not only learn his family history, how he grew up performing and what he hopes to accomplish, but you get the sense that he is teaching you how to find your own balance. Part of finding your balance in life is taking risks. They don't have to be risks that are dangerous like Nik does when walking the wire. Those risks may be simply putting your self out there in a situation. My husband said the reason I did not start writing sooner was because I was afraid oI have to say that when I am writing I feel more balanced. This is definitely a book I will read more than once and a book I will recommend to my friends and family.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (JT)

    This book was provided to me through a Twitter giveaway. Thank you to Christ Community Church for giving me the opportunity to read it. This is my honest review. No compensation was given. I watched Nik Wallenda walk over the Grand Cannon live on TV and was blown away by first the talent and bravery that must be involved in doing such a feat and second his faith in God. He prayed aloud the entire time he walked the line and I was happy to see that broadcast on television after it was picked up on This book was provided to me through a Twitter giveaway. Thank you to Christ Community Church for giving me the opportunity to read it. This is my honest review. No compensation was given. I watched Nik Wallenda walk over the Grand Cannon live on TV and was blown away by first the talent and bravery that must be involved in doing such a feat and second his faith in God. He prayed aloud the entire time he walked the line and I was happy to see that broadcast on television after it was picked up on a microphone. A few years later he was planning a walk between two buildings in Chicago near my home town. He came to speak at my church about his faith during his time in the area. It was really inspiring to hear him speak. So after hearing him speak and seeing all the news coverage, there was not a lot I did not already know that was covered in this book. It might be a little more interesting to someone who has not followed him as closely as I have in the past few years. The first half of the book covers his family history and his childhood. The second half follows his later career, marital problems, and getting his ego in check through his faith in God. It ends with his walk over Niagara Falls and the beginning plans of the Grand Cannon walk. A lot of this book focuses on his faith and relationship with God. I recommend it for anyone who struggles with a big ego or trusting God's plan for their lives.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Luke Daghir

    Nik Wallenda provides a truthful account of his life, endeavors, and struggles. I enjoyed this autobiography as Nik explains his struggles, vulnerabilities, and accomplishments. The art of being an aerialist is something I never thought of until Nik walked across the Grand Canyon a few years back. Walking the line is an art in and of itself and to read Nik's account of his life was awesome. The Wallenda tradition, and the tradition of all circus goers is rather extraordinary. The amount of time Nik Wallenda provides a truthful account of his life, endeavors, and struggles. I enjoyed this autobiography as Nik explains his struggles, vulnerabilities, and accomplishments. The art of being an aerialist is something I never thought of until Nik walked across the Grand Canyon a few years back. Walking the line is an art in and of itself and to read Nik's account of his life was awesome. The Wallenda tradition, and the tradition of all circus goers is rather extraordinary. The amount of time they put into perfecting their craft is exceptional and the respect they have for the art and for each other is amazing. Also, the hardships that they face to entertain people is difficult. In reading an array of autobiographies, I have now come to realize that some autobiographies are well constructed while others are not. I feel that this particular book did not enter into the personal life of Nik enough. The difficulties he had in his relationship with his wife were well told and helped the reader to see Nik more deeply. But I did not think there was enough about his nuclear family. The book started off tremendously well by engaging in the Wallenda history, but soon the book veered into the pursuit of Nik's mission to conquer aerial challenges; especially walking across the Niagara Falls.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Bonnie

    My introduction to Nik Wallenda was the climax of this book, his walk across Niagara Falls. I knew of the Wallenda family name, of course. But not being a fan of circuses, daredevils, or aeralists, I didn't realize Nik was continuing with the family tradition. But a friend in the Niagara Falls area alerted me to his walk and, having made my first visit to the beautiful falls just a few years before that, I wanted to see it again. Nik's walk may have been something I watched and let it go at that My introduction to Nik Wallenda was the climax of this book, his walk across Niagara Falls. I knew of the Wallenda family name, of course. But not being a fan of circuses, daredevils, or aeralists, I didn't realize Nik was continuing with the family tradition. But a friend in the Niagara Falls area alerted me to his walk and, having made my first visit to the beautiful falls just a few years before that, I wanted to see it again. Nik's walk may have been something I watched and let it go at that. But his open expression of faith and love in Jesus Christ moved me. He praised God almost the entire trip and it wasn't about being proud of his accomplishment but gratitude for the beauty of the Falls and the opportunity God had given him. From then on, I've watched Nik Wallenda every chance I've had. He's an amazing man. The book? Eh. I give it 4 stars because of my respect for Nik Wallenda, but it's more like 3.5. It's not terribly well written. It often feels choppy or rushed. But his faith in God, his love for his family, and his love for what he does all comes through and I enjoyed reading about it. It brought tears to my eyes near the end as well, reading about his activities the day following his historic walk. A quick and enjoyable read, if not particularly well done.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Ann

    I found Wallenda's book to be a compelling read. He is definitely a risk-taker but not just on the wire. He humbled himself by revealing a family history of complicated relationships and flawed actions. He spoke about faith and the role it plays in his life and career, in a time when being Christian is not "in vogue". Though he has detractors and his family has suffered tragedies, he has exercised discipline in pursuing his goals. I hope there is a follow-up book. I would like to know if he retur I found Wallenda's book to be a compelling read. He is definitely a risk-taker but not just on the wire. He humbled himself by revealing a family history of complicated relationships and flawed actions. He spoke about faith and the role it plays in his life and career, in a time when being Christian is not "in vogue". Though he has detractors and his family has suffered tragedies, he has exercised discipline in pursuing his goals. I hope there is a follow-up book. I would like to know if he returns to performing with his wife and if any of his children have inherited his athleticism and performing DNA. I would like Wallenda to write more about the mentors in his life, both in his career and in his Christian walk. The take-away for me is that as humans, we each strive to become more like Jesus. We work to improve our character and to use all the gifts we have been given to honor Our Creator. Though we lose our balance often in life, our God is a God of second-chances. We don't have to work to achieve his grace. It is a free gift available to all who will accept it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    This book was a very quick read for me. It could have been because of the connections of Nik's hometown being the town in which I live or the fact that Nik's kids went to my former school. Although quick, it is filled with an interesting glimpse into the world of the circus and some of the difficulties that life can bring. Additionally, reading about Nik's personal struggles and continued faith are inspiring. If references to Christian faith turns you off, then this is NOT the book for you. Inst This book was a very quick read for me. It could have been because of the connections of Nik's hometown being the town in which I live or the fact that Nik's kids went to my former school. Although quick, it is filled with an interesting glimpse into the world of the circus and some of the difficulties that life can bring. Additionally, reading about Nik's personal struggles and continued faith are inspiring. If references to Christian faith turns you off, then this is NOT the book for you. Instead, it is very much in the same flavor as Nik's personal voice heard as he walked over Niagra Falls or the Grand Canyon; over and over again he calls out personally to God to intervene in his life and bring...of all things...balance.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lorenzo

    This book is a must read for any Nik Wallenda fan. Wallenda is truly open about all the aspects of his life that influenced him, both positive and negative. While the writing is rushed at times, the content is mostly entertaining. The use of scripture was a tad excessive, but it was certainly a display of Wallenda's values. As other reviewers have stated, the chapter on Niagara Falls was the best part of the book, as it really details all the difficulties involved in securing the walk, but the o This book is a must read for any Nik Wallenda fan. Wallenda is truly open about all the aspects of his life that influenced him, both positive and negative. While the writing is rushed at times, the content is mostly entertaining. The use of scripture was a tad excessive, but it was certainly a display of Wallenda's values. As other reviewers have stated, the chapter on Niagara Falls was the best part of the book, as it really details all the difficulties involved in securing the walk, but the overall path that Wallenda took to get to that point is an interesting story in of itself. In a few decades I can see a movie being made a la "The Walk" (2015). Wallenda's story is an inspirational one, even if the writing of this particular book isn't the greatest.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stacy

    I have literally read every other book about the Wallendas. I admire them, and I am fascinated by their lives. I was at Niagara Falls to see Nik Wallenda walk across. It was incredibly inspiring. I am a Wallenda devotee. However, I was disappointed by this book. As others have said, it was somewhat vague and repetitious. It felt like the ghostwriter didn't quite get to the heart of his story. The book is still worth reading if, like me, you are interested in all things Wallenda or just want a pl I have literally read every other book about the Wallendas. I admire them, and I am fascinated by their lives. I was at Niagara Falls to see Nik Wallenda walk across. It was incredibly inspiring. I am a Wallenda devotee. However, I was disappointed by this book. As others have said, it was somewhat vague and repetitious. It felt like the ghostwriter didn't quite get to the heart of his story. The book is still worth reading if, like me, you are interested in all things Wallenda or just want a pleasant, uplifting read.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    This book may seem simplistic as some have critiqued but it is from the heart. It is enlightening to learn about courage and confidence from a great performer. We all learn from each other if we are willing to listen. I love Nik's walk with the Lord and the way he surrounds himself with fellow Christians. Marriage is not easy but Nik bends to hear what the Lord is saying. Made me feel different about performers and especially ones whose families have been involved for years. Nik Wallenda's story This book may seem simplistic as some have critiqued but it is from the heart. It is enlightening to learn about courage and confidence from a great performer. We all learn from each other if we are willing to listen. I love Nik's walk with the Lord and the way he surrounds himself with fellow Christians. Marriage is not easy but Nik bends to hear what the Lord is saying. Made me feel different about performers and especially ones whose families have been involved for years. Nik Wallenda's story is endearing!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Holly

    I was really into the first few chapters of this book when the author wrote about his family's history with the circus (I have a things for circuses!) About half way thru I felt like his descriptions of emotions with each feat or stunt became repetitive. He becomes extremely self-righteous and I sort of despise his own character. To top it off, it was a tad too spiritual for me, I found it distracting at parts. I think it was a good book about following and achieving your dreams, so it gets poin I was really into the first few chapters of this book when the author wrote about his family's history with the circus (I have a things for circuses!) About half way thru I felt like his descriptions of emotions with each feat or stunt became repetitive. He becomes extremely self-righteous and I sort of despise his own character. To top it off, it was a tad too spiritual for me, I found it distracting at parts. I think it was a good book about following and achieving your dreams, so it gets points for motivation, but other than that I couldn't wait to be done with it.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Lori

    This book, the autobiography of Nik Wallenda, great-grandson of famout tightrope walker Karl, was gripping. The family history is not sugarcoated (Karl was a philanderer), nor does Nik try to portray himself as anything other than a sinner in the midst of God's grace ( he struggles with a controlling personality as well as with his ego). He highlights his recent famous walks, including the one above Niagra Falls, broadcast live and seen by an audience of 1 billion. An excellent read. This book, the autobiography of Nik Wallenda, great-grandson of famout tightrope walker Karl, was gripping. The family history is not sugarcoated (Karl was a philanderer), nor does Nik try to portray himself as anything other than a sinner in the midst of God's grace ( he struggles with a controlling personality as well as with his ego). He highlights his recent famous walks, including the one above Niagra Falls, broadcast live and seen by an audience of 1 billion. An excellent read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Interesting book on Nik Wallenda who walked across Niagara Falls. Very interesting and learned a lot about the Wallendas but it seemed to jump around a times. It is definitely heavy on the faith side of his life but I would have liked to learn more about his career. He seemed to be successful at a young age and then continue to run into money crisis which didn't seem to agree with his late teen years. Quick read Interesting book on Nik Wallenda who walked across Niagara Falls. Very interesting and learned a lot about the Wallendas but it seemed to jump around a times. It is definitely heavy on the faith side of his life but I would have liked to learn more about his career. He seemed to be successful at a young age and then continue to run into money crisis which didn't seem to agree with his late teen years. Quick read

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    It is an inspiring book. Being faithful and courageous about life. we should master the essence of life by taking challenges every day! Nik's family is always on the Line (physically and financially) . if you become a master in your life, you will reach your goals( personal and financial. every time you are discouraged by difficulties, think about Nik can cross Niagara Falls. Life is short, let's do something magnificently and leave your legacy behind. It is an inspiring book. Being faithful and courageous about life. we should master the essence of life by taking challenges every day! Nik's family is always on the Line (physically and financially) . if you become a master in your life, you will reach your goals( personal and financial. every time you are discouraged by difficulties, think about Nik can cross Niagara Falls. Life is short, let's do something magnificently and leave your legacy behind.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Hable

    Interesting look into the life of circus families and performers. I couldn't remember hearing of Nik Wallenda or his family before, but as I continued to listen (audio) to the book, I did remember a guy walking across the Grand Canyon a few years ago and I realized that I was listening to the whole life story of that man and it became even more interesting to me. And I appreciated his clear testimony of Jesus Christ and his effort to do all things in order to give glory to God. Interesting look into the life of circus families and performers. I couldn't remember hearing of Nik Wallenda or his family before, but as I continued to listen (audio) to the book, I did remember a guy walking across the Grand Canyon a few years ago and I realized that I was listening to the whole life story of that man and it became even more interesting to me. And I appreciated his clear testimony of Jesus Christ and his effort to do all things in order to give glory to God.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amy Koester

    This is a book put out by a Christian publisher, so there's a lot in here about Nik Wallenda's faith and such. The writing was just okay, but I thought his story made up for it. I really enjoyed learning about the Great Wallendas, circus life, what drives someone to walk a wire across Niagra Falls, etc. This is a book put out by a Christian publisher, so there's a lot in here about Nik Wallenda's faith and such. The writing was just okay, but I thought his story made up for it. I really enjoyed learning about the Great Wallendas, circus life, what drives someone to walk a wire across Niagra Falls, etc.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. This book was really interesting. After seeing his latest adventure on TV, I wondered what in the world inspires someone to do that. Well, after reading the book it all comes together. He is balanced between giving God the glory for his accomplishments and having a supportive family who has a long history of like accomplishments.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Rhoads

    Captivated by his walk across the Grand Canyon, my husband bought this book. It was terrific. Nik is a highly motivated man who balances his work, family and faith in Jesus to entertain people and bring glory to God. It was inspiring and amazing to hear his story.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    Not a bad read. I'd encourage Nik to write a book just on his walks over Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. I appreciated his integrity throughout this book and believe he's truly living a Christian life.. Not a bad read. I'd encourage Nik to write a book just on his walks over Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. I appreciated his integrity throughout this book and believe he's truly living a Christian life..

  22. 4 out of 5

    Catherine

    I chose this book because I wanted to learn more about Nik and his family heritage. I learned a great deal about both. I also appreciated how he shared his faith in this book; he was very specific in that aspect.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Boyce

    I loved this book. Nik Wallenda tells about his dreams and goals, and how he achieved them. He tells about his walk with Jesus as well as his walk on the line. I learned about family history which I found interesting.

  24. 5 out of 5

    pianogal

    Not a bad book. There was something about all the God stuff that got a little preachy. I get that's a big part of his life, and that's fine, but I kinda just wanted to read about the legendary Wallenda family and not get the sermon. Not a bad book. There was something about all the God stuff that got a little preachy. I get that's a big part of his life, and that's fine, but I kinda just wanted to read about the legendary Wallenda family and not get the sermon.

  25. 4 out of 5

    VaughanPL

    click here to find it in the catalogue. click here to find it in the catalogue.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ro Magrecki

    Interesting story about an interesting family. At times it was a bit preachy, but it was fun to get some insight to the life of performers.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Becky Smoot

    Interesting story, but I agree with another reviewer so said he wasn't the one to tell it. I loved that he was so open about his faith. Interesting story, but I agree with another reviewer so said he wasn't the one to tell it. I loved that he was so open about his faith.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Maccabee

    Not award-winning literature but a very interesting read! I liked it.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    How God walked next to a life of a circus performer and met him day to day on the wire

  30. 5 out of 5

    Dj Fullen

    I found this book to be great. He talks a lot more about his faith than I expected but just about his own faith, he didn't get preachy at all so I still really enjoyed the book. It was interesting to hear about when the slips are just for show and when they aren't. I saw the seven-person pyramid performed a couple years ago in DC and just had to read his book, so glad I did. I found this book to be great. He talks a lot more about his faith than I expected but just about his own faith, he didn't get preachy at all so I still really enjoyed the book. It was interesting to hear about when the slips are just for show and when they aren't. I saw the seven-person pyramid performed a couple years ago in DC and just had to read his book, so glad I did.

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